an old and well-known saying that goes "Those
who cannot remember the past are condemned
The Republican answer to this is "Well, just
rewrite the past."
And so they do.
First let's start with the Texas School Board
where Republican members in charge of
revising textbooks are gleefully hacking up
history texts to, for example, replace Thomas
Jefferson with Ronald Reagan. "After all",
I'm sure the School board thinks, "Mr.
Jefferson did nothing to help line the pockets
of honest oligarchs."
Then there's former Bush advisor Mark McKinnon
who this past week penned
ridiculous article on the Daily Beast about
how America misses George W.
don't. For a full-fledged beat-down of Mr.
Mckinnon's every semi-salient point I invite
you to watch Keith Olbermann's merciless Special
Commentary on the subject.
And then there's Mississippi Republican Governor Haley
Barbour who had the
week to proclaim, among other ridiculous notions, that the Deep South has been
Civil Rights Act of 1965 because of all the great work Republicans have done
people. That it was the Democrats who fought so hard for segregation. Oy vey.
These are several small examples of Republicans lying through their sharpened
fangs in some vain hope that the less enlightened of the electorate will buy
Who is Regent University and why am I sullying their "good name" in the comics
It's an institution of "higher learning", if you catch my drift, founded by televangelist
in order to
leadership to change the world". Okay, fine, but Pat's the guy who
blamed 9-11 and Katrina on homosexuals. Yeah, that's leadership at work.
The college's previous
University" but that was a bit too obvious so Mr. Robertson changed
in 1989. It is not highly regarded, being ranked a "tier four" and
last place among colleges at 136. It's also recently been suffering from financial
problems and had to dip heavily into a trust fund previously set up by CBN in
expect, the University places
academics, which makes its graduates a strange fit for Washington. However,
Kay Coles James, as head of personnel the flood-gates opened. James
with these pious parasites seemingly as fast as she could, hiring over 150 Regent
from any other college.
One of these hires was good old Monica Goodling, former aide to
former Attorney General Alberto "Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me" Gonzalez, who
as a result of the firings of U.S. Attorneys.
Atta boy, Monica.
I don't know what happened to these lovely folks since the changeover to more
governance but I sure hope it involves fast food.